General Landscape Uses:
Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations. Also good for wildflower gardens.
Grown by enthusiasts and occasionally by native plant nurseries.
Small shrub. Leaves needle-like, about 1/2-1 1/2 inches long, aromatic.
Typically 2-3 feet in height. As broad as tall.
Endemic to eastern peninsular Florida from Volusia county south to northeastern Miami-Dade County; very rare or perhaps extirpated in Miami-Dade County.
Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.
Scrub and scrubby flatwoods.
Dry, well-drained sandy soils, without humus.
Low; it grows in nutrient poor soils.
Salt Water Tolerance:
Low; does not tolerate flooding by salt or brackish water.
Salt Wind Tolerance:
Low; salt wind may burn the leaves.
High; does not require any supplemental water once established.
Bluish to pale purple, spotted.
Showy, about 1/2" long. Fragrant.
It is listed as threatened by the state of Florida.